Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame Class of 2011 features Vince McMahon and The Road Warriors, Mick Foley, Velvet Sky, Sid Vicious appearing on Pro Wrestling Syndicate event, Jimmy Snuka, Blue Meanie, HWA debut results, AWA on ESPN Classic
By Jason Powell
-The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame induction ceremony takes place this weekend in Amsterdam, N.Y. The class of 2011 features The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering in the tag team category, Bronko Nagurski and Everette Marshall in the Pioneer category, The Sheik (Ed Farhat) and Dick the Bruiser in the TV Era category, Jerry Lawler and Ivan Koloff in the Modern Era Category, Billy Robinson in the International category, Vincent K. McMahon in the Colleague category, and Judy Grable in the Ladies category. For more information on the event, the class, and the selection committee, visit PWHF.org.
-Dot Net Members will be listening to Chris Shore's Q&A audio show later today. The topics include TNA, Christopher Daniels in ROH, and MVP working for New Japan Pro Wrestling. You can access all Dot Net audio on the ad-free version of the website by signing up right now via the Dot Net Members' Signup Page.
-WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is celebrating his 68th birthday. He was born on May 18, 1943. A birthday party featuring Mick Foley, Honky Tonk Man, Tony Atlas, and other pro wrestling celebrities was held for Snuka on May 7 in Somerset, N.J.
-ECW star The Blue Meanie (a/k/a Brian Heffron) turns 38 today. He was born on May 18, 1973.
-Pro Wrestling Syndicate's "Refuse 2 Lose" event takes place on May 27 in Queens, N.Y. at the Elks Lodge. The show features Mick Foley as guest commissioner, Psycho Sid vs. Eddie Kingston, plus Amazing Red, Sonjay Dutt, Velvet Sky, and more. For more information on the event, visit BedofNailz.com.
-Horizon Wrestling Alliance held its debut show on Sunday in Leonardtown, Md. with the following results: Pelle Primeau beat Ruckus, Violent Intentions (Matt Wylde and Harold Ian Varelli) beat Keagan Collins and Onshay "The Spyder" Silva, Daizee Haze pinned Veda Scott, Kindred beat Alex Bird, Latin Dragon beat Fredo Majors and Drolix in a three-way, The Hellions (Shane Hagadorn and Alex Payne) beat The Bravados (Lancelot and Harlem), Andy "Right Leg" Ridge beat Professor Milo Shizo, Grizzly Redwood beat Ernesto Osiris, Delirious pinned Adam Cole. [Thanks to Nate Stein]
-The AWA will air on ESPN Classic tonight at 11:00 p.m. CT. However, there are once again no matches listed.
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